Create a Colorful, Eclectic Dining Room
Playful shades and retro accents make this family gathering spot anything but stuffy
Colorful, Eclectic Dining Room
Happy hues can brighten even the darkest room. Just ask costume designer Bethany Herwegh, whose dining room, situated in the middle of her Southern California bungalow, received little natural light. The remedy? Bring in Technicolor touches. "I wanted to liven things up, so I painted the hutch a bold Tiffany-box blue," she says. Mid-century-inspired side chairs in lemon- and lime-sherbet tones continue the playful palette and provide a fun contrast to a rustic farm table. Overhead, bright swallows take flight on whimsical wallpaper, setting the scene for a cloud-like vintage glass chandelier. All the while, creamy-tan wainscot keeps the room grounded and underscores the home's Craftsman aesthetic.
For ways to give your dining room an equally cheery look, read on.